Arts & Books
History is re-told to fit the needs of the present, but these distortions create violent conflicts of their own
© JRR Tolkien Hwæt! Welcome spear-Danes, clan-Kings and other fans of near-impenetrable Anglo-Saxon adventure. To celebrate the release of JRR Tolkien's new translation of the...
A new generation of Syrian artists, cartoonists, photographers and writers has emerged from the region's bitter conflict
A new history of video unpicks the medium's many lives
The physicist's private religious and alchemical musings have tantalised scholars for centuries
The whole nation has been incorrectly taught that Chinese people discovered and named the South China Sea's islands
A new book by Geoff Dyer sets a nervous writer adrift with the US navy
The Algerian pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition After Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, Andrew Hussey’s The French Intifada—on France, its Muslim population and the challenge...
From July's issue of Prospect